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comÚnes sobre el conflicto israel palestino irÁn y syria. obama lleva la intenciÓn de seculsku escuchar a israelÍss y palestinos. ya lanzÓ la advertencia a syria sobre el uso de armass quÍmicas. >>> es la primera vez que barak obama visita israel como presidente, al llegar dijo que la elecciÓn de israel no fue casual. >>> obama recibido por el presidente israelÍ que tiene casi 90 aÑos y dice que s. pÉrez es su maestro. el ex ministro con que obama tuvo enfrentamientos es tambiÉn su anfitriÓn. repasaron temas candentes para ambos paises y para la regiÓn, uno de enorme actualidad es comprobar si el rÉgimen de syria atacÓ a los rebeldes con armas quÍmicas como alegan los rebeldes. >>> a su vez el primer ministro de israel reconociÓ que como viene sosteniendo estados unidos irÁn necesita un aÑo para fabricar un arma nuclear y resaltÓ el derecho de israel a defenderse por su cuenta de cualquier enemigo. >>> obama tambiÉn destacÓ la alianza estratÉgica entre ambos paises y visitÓ la cÚpula de hierro, un sistema anti misiles que transforma el espacio israelÍ aÉreo mÁs
with president obama on syria conservatives tried to use our relationship with israel to grab votes. they accused president obama of not getting it. and some called him the most antiisrael president in history. bb set the record straight. >> i want to thank you for the investment you've made in our relationship and strengthening the alliance between our countries. the president has reaffirmed more than any other president, israel's right and duty to defend itself against any threat. so it's a pro found honer to host you, the leader of the free world, at this historic time in our ancient capital. welcome to israel. >> let's turn to policy analyst for the center for american progress. let me start with you. we see these conciliatory gestures being offered by prime minister netanyahu, but that's different than the lecture he gave to obama in his own digs in the white house. what accounts for the shift here? is it merely the fact that he as there on his open terrain and he wants to be a nice host? or is this a genuine change of attitude on netanyahu's part? >> well, we're coming to a point where both
not fully kick in until next year. it is going to get better. >> president obama threatening syria and iran and pursuing peace in the holy land. the a-team will sort that out for us. and accusing homeland security of hiding something. and the jodi arias murder trial. this time go by the jury. we will have that next. at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whatever it takes to make yourusiness our business. od. helping the world keep promises. lou: a former chinese contractor, and alleged spy of nasa, indicted on charges of lying to federal agents. he appeared in a virginia court house allegedly failing to disclose that he was carrying a laptop and two hard drives. his attorney said his client will plead not guilty after today's proceedings continue until next week. he will then ask for a jury trial. meanwhile, nasa had locked its ffcilities to foreign nationals. ordering a review of the facilities. imagine that. well, jurors got their turn to grill a key defendant in the
. >> netanyahu agrees with president obama on syria. conservatives tried to use our relationship with israel to grab votes. they accused president obama of not getting it, of being dangerous. some called him the most anti-israel president in american history. >> i want to thank you for the investment you have made in our relationship and in strengthening the friendship and alliance between our two countries. i am absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons. the president has reaffirmed more than any other president that israel has a duty to defend itself. it is a profound honor to host you, the leader of the free world and this historic time in our capital. mr. president, welcome to israel. >> let me start with you. we see these conciliatory gestures being offered by prime minister netanyahu, but that is different than the lecture that he gave to obama in his own digs in the white house. what accounts for the shift here? is it that he is on his own terrain, or is this a genuine change of attitude on netanyahu's part? >> the two sides hav
weapons in the news in syria, president obama about the regime will be held accountable. >> when you start seeing weapons that can cause potential devastation and mass casualties and you let that genie out of the bottle, then you are looking potentially add even more horrific scenes than we have already seen in syria and the international community has to act on that additional a permission. >> the president spoke at a news conference with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who is worried serious chemical weapons could wind up in the hands of terrorists or anti israeli extremists like hezbollah. mr. obama is stressing he is skeptical that they used chemical weapons and cautioned that the u.s. is still investigating claims that syrian president use them, the president a bushel when israeli reporter suggested that the u.s. has beenitting on its hands. >> is incorrect for you to say that we have been nothing. we have helped to mobilize the isolation of the regime internationally. we have supported and rognized the opposition. >> except the president for said that in 85 days were number
was asked about yesterday's possible chemical weapons attack in northern syria. mr. obama said last year that if the regime used such weapons, it would cross a red line of its own. >> i've instructed my teams to work closely with all other countries in the region and international organizations and institutions to find out precisely whether or not this red line was crossed. i will note, without at this point having all the facts before me, that we know the syrian government has the capacity to carry out chemical weapon attacks. we know that there are those in the syrian government who have expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons if necessary to protect themselves. i am deeply skeptical of any claim that in fact it was the opposition that used chemical weapons. the broader point is, is that once we establish the facts, i have made clear that the use of chemical weapons is a game changer. >> warner: both leaders spoke extensively about iran and about the different timetables the countries are on for possible military action to prevent an iranian nuclear weapon. mr. obama said he th
's nuclear threats to syria's chemical weapons. president obama has a full plate as he begins his first trip to israel since taking office. plus: i have great news south comcast is boosting their internet speed. anybody who uses comcast can experience these faster speeds for free. you just need to do one thing. coming up. . >> jacqueline: coming up on the stormtracker 4 radar. some returns but a bit of some drizzle that and foggy conditions. now for a look at our top stories at eight-thirty. controversial new ads coming to muni busses. with a message warning gays that muslims are homophobic. the ads will be placed on the sides of several muni buses and will go through town on different routes for the four weeks they will be in circulation. the city says the messages are protected by the bill of rights. >> tonight, police are looking for the head coach of a traveling bay area baseball team. he's suspected of molesting one teenaged boy. and secretly filming another in a bathroom. a 300-thousand dollar arrest warrant has been issued for 52-year-old joel kaufman of orinda. police say there may b
and materials in syria. >> deputy ambassador parham says a number of council members will ask the secretary-general for a probe that also considers the opposition's claims. u.s. president barack obama wants to know exactly what happened in syria. he calls the use of chemical weapons a game-changer. >> i've instructed my teams to work closely with all other countries in the region and international organizations and institutions to find out precisely whether or not this red line was crossed. >> obama expressed doubt the rebels carried out this kind of attack. he says the international community must act should it be determined chemical weapons were used. >>> a former army officer has been charged with passing national defense secrets to his chinese girlfriend. prosecutors say benjamin pierce bishop gave classified information to a chinese woman between may of 2011 and december of last year. they say the leaked information concerned planned appointments of strategic nuclear weapons. u.s. ballistic missile capabilities and early radar warning systems in the pacific rim. they say pitch shop met
or send a twitter. you can send an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. the washington post, obama warns syria on chemical arms -- host: the british-based syrian observatory -- intelligence reports in december -- host: this is from the washington post this morning. thomas in chicago, what are your thoughts about the u.s. policy towards syria? did morning. i want to give a brief this honorable mention to obama yesterday in the news conference, the way they in tryingreporters, to ask questions other than the ones they had scripted. i am of asyria, strong and intense and firm believer in the precept that the united states is a definitely in a position to lead along with other nations. a long with that, i am a strong believer in the strongest policies that the world leader, the united states, and have regarding preventing and putting an end to chemical warfare in -- to get ourally to not be right and hypocritical and be doing the same thing and claimed others should not be doing it. host: thank you. caller: let me finish. and drugfood administration, and epa, our corporations are putting more chem
developing a nuclear weapon. >>> president obama also spoke today about the situation in syria saying he is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains mild he plans to keep short term interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls to 6.5% and that's not expected to happen until 2015. >>> on wall street the comments helped drive the markets higher. the dow closed up almost 56 points. the nasdaq was up 25. the s&p was up more than 10 points. >>> growing concern over genetically engineered seafood. the significant step taken by some large u.s. retailers. >>> still a few light showers outside right now. you see the clouds. how long do they
in cold blood. bill: we have to get that killer too. president obama on chemical weapons in syria. if it is true why he calls the move a game-changer and what it means for u.s. involvement in that country. ♪ . martha: you know that theme song from "the big bang theory", right? the final frontier a little bit older than we thought it was. scientists are now saying that the universe is 80 million years older than previously known. they say they have mostly detailed the map of the earlier universe and trying to figure out when it was created. this comes courtesy of a european space telescope. the findings back up "the big bang theory". that it burst from subatomic size to a fraction of a second. how amazing is that? bill: so now new reaction from president obama to allegations that chemical weapons may have been used in the civil war in syria. some in congress suggested that the wmds have been used but the president says the u.s. is still trying to get to the bottom of it. >> once we established the facts, i have made clear that the use of chemical weapons is a game-changer and i w
differences as they face serious threats from iran and syria. >> as president obama makes a promise to a major ally and sends warnings to enemies with nuclear ambitions. it's thursday, march 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good morning, everybody, a big question in the mideast this morning, will president obama get a warm welcome from the palestinians in day two of his mideast trip. that is our top story. >> piecing together the autism puzzle. which children may be more at risk than others, and why some countries including the u.s. seem to have more cases. an important insight for parents. >>> later this half-hour -- the food truck trend involving small culinary businesses on wheels, who is willing to invest big money on rolling restaurants. seen a lot of them in new york too. waiting for a hungry public. >> learning much more about the big changes coming to late night talk shows, the latest development involves jimmy fallon, jay leno and signature show making a big move in "the skinny." >>> first there is breaking news in the m
too early." we're glad you're up with us. we have a lot to talk about this morning including obama signalling that chemical weapons in syria could be a game changer. the tough new words lead to u.s. boots on the ground to stop the violence? plus the new pope hints at potential changes in the catholic church, namely the celibacy rule in the church as a priest. will he be the one to break that century's old rule? we'll have more on that straight ahead. but first, the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> president obama touched down on the west bank city of ramallah on the second leg of the four day visit. he was greeted moments ago. the two leaders are set to talk to reporters a few hours from now. later, president obama will hold a roundtable discussion with young palestinians. it follows the president's meetings with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu yesterday. there much of the focus was on iran's nuclear ambitions. >> we agree that a nuclear armed iran would be a threat to the region, a threat to the world and potentially a threat to israel. all op
. >> reporter: now, they also discussed, netanyahu and obama, the issue of iran and syria. yesterday the theme of the day was red line. so on iran, the big news is that prime minister netanyahu and president obama agree that iran is at least a year away. netanyahu agrees with the u.s. intelligence timeline on that issue. but it sounds like netanyahu got what he wanted to hear out of the president, which is making sure nothing was being taken off the table. take a listen. >> i think that there's a misunderstanding about time. if iran decides to go for a nuclear weapon, that is to actually manufacture the weapon, then it probably -- then it will take them about a year. we do have a common assessment on the schedules, on intelligence. we share that intelligence. we don't have any argument about it. >> reporter: and as for syria, the president would not yet confirm whether u.s. intelligence believes chemical weapons have been used, but he seemed to issue the assad regime a warning. >> we have to make sure that we know exactly what happened, what was the nature of the incident, what can we document
was behind the chemical weapons strike. yesterday president obama said the use of chemical weapons in syria would be a game changer and the international community would have no other choice but to act. i want to bring in our panel to talk about it. robert waxler president of the center for middle east peace, michelle dunn director of middle east programs at the atlantic council and ussain ibish senior fellow on the palestine chemical weapons. i want you to listen to what congressman mike rogers, chairman of the intelligence committee, said about this on the situation room just two days ago. >> i have a high probability to believe chemical weapons were used. we need the final verification. given everything we know over the last year and a half, i, mike rogers, would come to the conclusion that they are either positioned for use and ready to do that or in fact have been used. >> congressman waxler how did we get it so wrong? >> congressman rogers is a responsible man and i'm sure what he was reciting at that time was the information. >> right. >> that he knew at the moment. what we appear to
wants a third term and perhaps how inclined obama is to give it to him. >> rose: a look at syria and chemical weapons. and also the bernanke conversation today about the economy and the role of the federal reserve when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: the syrian conflict reached new levels this week. the assad regime and the syrian opposition groups accused of each other of using chemical weapons. the allegations were made only hours before president obama's departure to israel yesterday. the white house has yet to verify the claims but lawmakers are increasingly calling for action. here's what presidentbama said eaier day in a joint press conference with israeli prime minister netanyahu. >> with respect to chemical weapons, we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. obviously, in syria right now, you've got a war zone. you have information that's filtered out. but we have to make sure that we know exactly what happened, what was nature of the incident, what can we document,
said he was too busy. president obama and netanyahu were busy watching developments in syria where rebels claim their president used chemical weapons on their own people. president obama says he's skeptical asaud used chemical weapons. >> we have been clear that the use of chemical weapons guess against the syrian people would be a mistake. >> by the way, netanyahu agrees with president obama on sear yeah. rear conservatives tried to use our relationship with israel to grab votes. they accused president obama of not getting it. and some called him the most antiisrael president in history. bb set the record straight. >> i want to thank you for the investment you've made in our relationship and strengthening the alliance quebetween our countries. the president has reaffirmed more than any other president, israel's right and duty to defend itself against any threat. so it's a pro found honer to host you, the leader of the free world, at this historic time in our ancient capital. welcome to israel. >> let's turn to policy analyst for the center for american progress. let me start with
for president obama to begin air strikes in syria. that as we try to figure out whether somebody inside syria has already used weapons of mass murder. >> the rebels say the government unleashed the chemical weapons. the regime leaders claim they are the real victims here. now, an international investigation into a possible crime against humanity. the apollo rockets brought mankind to the moon. but the rocketd engines fell back to earth. tonight, the mission to recover them from the ocean depth. and animal abuse caught on camera. now, a beach closed down because of what workers saw these women doing to some seals. with or without food. my doctor recommends citracal maximum. it's all about absorption. ♪reflective guitar♪ tony stewart: time teaches you things. you learn to look up to people with the courage to do what they love. that it's more than just a living, it's life. and in that time i've found that's the difference between leaders and everyone else. you'll have to pay five hundred bucks for your deductible. the truth? at allstate, you could pay zero. allstate gives you a hundred doll
it will take to keep america's children safe from further massacres much. >>> plus, president obama, tensions rising throughout the region. is iran now the greatest threat? >> our policy is to prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. >> will syria's civil war spill over? >> assad's regime must understand they will be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons or their transfer to terrorists. >> the president's one-time middle east peacemaking. is now the time to kiss and make up? >>> this is "piers morgan live". you've heard a lot of heated debate on this show on both sides. tonight i'm going to talk to five men who probably know more than most of us about guns and in particular the aftermath of the atrocity of newtown. they're police chiefs in and around newtown. all of them having experience and trauma of that terrible day at sandy hook elementary school. sadly, the toll of guns doesn't end there. tom clements was gunned down in the doorway of his home last night, hours before governor john hicken loafer signed new gun control legislation. >>> plus, something special tonight. we
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in 2007. israel wants to get rid of all advanced weapons in syria. so when-- if obama were to send in more advanced weapons to the rebels, i think this would make israelis nervous. and that's one of the constraints that i think weighs on him in his deliberations about whether to get more deeply involved in the situation. >> could i just go back and contradict or challenge one or two assertions. i don't think it's a big problem for president obama to start sending arms to the opposition. if anything, he may have reached a point where it's a bigger problem if he doesn't. it's a hard position to say we're not going get involved this against the backdrop of genocide and the strategic-- it's hard for the president to argue he's going to do nothing. i actually think it's the less difficult path, and i think it's a question of when not if the administration moves in that direction. we've been creeping towards it, various forms of nonlethal aid-- quote, unquote. this is going to happen. secondly, the israelis, yes, they're corporated about weapons going into syria. they're more concerned, quite ho
the president's visit will restart mid east peace talks. >>> syria a big topic. president obama said the u.s. is still investigating the report that chemical weapons were used in yesterday's attack in aleppo that killed 25. at this time the president says he is deeply skeptical. he did add if either side of the syrian war does use chemical weapons it would be a quote game changes. cyprus is looking towards russia for a life line. the island country is asking for a huge low interest loan. cyprus searching for another solution after the parliament rejected plan a yesterday, raise money by taxing up to 10% of people's savings accounts. cyprus needs $20 billion to avoid bankruptcy and the country needs to raise $7 billion of it on its own in order to secure another $13 billion from them. >>> thank you. new tonight at 6:00. five former elected officials in the southern california city of bell have been convicted of multiple counts of misappropriating public funds. the scandal broke out in 2010 when it was revealed that the small city's mayor and several council members were using public money t
remains committed to peace and the solution of two states. >> president obama met with him at the prime minister's private residence. focusing on peace between israelis and palestinians along with preventing iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >>> president obama also spoke today about the situation in syria saying he is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains mild he plans to keep short term interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls to 6.5% and that's not expected to happen until 2015. >>> on wall street the comments helped drive the markets higher. the dow closed up almost 56 points. the nasdaq was up 25. the s&p was up more than 10 points. >>> growing concer
conference. >> bret: i would attribute that to rhetoric. look, obama understands that with what is happening around israel, egypt in hands of the brotherhood, rockets landing today from gaza, chemical weapons probably loose in syria. hezbollah on the northern border. and iran today announcing it would destroy tel aviv if there is an israeli attack. in that kind of uncertainty and hostility, no way they could be asks to take risks today. number one priority is iran, number two is syria. >> bret: last thing on iran. he reiterated iran must not get a nuclear weapon. and cannot be contained. peres said america is looking for peace but if somebody threatens peace america is not a chicken. >> this whole conversation, i don't see thissed are call shift that you are portraying. israel go beyond the border and occupy other's hands i think a lot of people thought what illegitimate -- >> that is not what he said today. >> he said he doesn't view them as a central obstacle to peace. before. softer line than he >> softener saying let's not focus where we disagree. in terps of iran i don't think there has
, sir. >> thank you. >> greta: and today, president obama saying the u.s. is investigating whether chemical weapons have been used in syria. we asked senator lindsey graham whether the u.s. should do anything else in syria. >> in syria, you think it's time? >> the day after assad leaves, the biggest fear is where do the chemical weapons go? remember what happened in libya? all of these weapons are in the middle east. when assad falls we need an international coalition and we'll be part of it to secure the ten or 12 weapons sites that have the weapons. if we don't control those chemical weapons we'll be in real trouble down the road. >> the countries, many have war fatigue. >> yes. >> when you raise the thoughts of boots on the ground in syria, most people chills go up their spine. >> i totally get it. here is what i hope we're not tired of, defending ourselves against weapons of mass destruction. and the question for the american people at large, who gets the weapons when assad falls, radical islamists or control them so we make sure they're not in the bad guy's in general. i'm sor
the comment on syria is essentially the time lines -- >> but barack obama doesn't go to the capitol until it's in his best interest. why would he go to israel unless he was being told he needed to come over there because of iran? >> well, on iran, he got netanyahu to essentially move much closer to his time line. they push the issue into 2014 yesterday. i think the lead story out of yesterday. he got the help there. barack obama banked something yesterday. he invested, if you will, he met b.b. halfway when he didn't have to and it will help him in the long run in managing this relationship. this relationship has changed the last couple of months because of the political fortunes of b.b. went down or barack obama went up. so barack obama was gracious. he went there but in the funny sort of way it shifted. >> as much as the israel relationship is important to the united states, it is the case that we are the dominant partner in this bilateral relationship always because of the security we led israel and amount of foreign aid we give israel and the defense cooperation, all of that stuff. so it
members in the future. >>> we reported at the top of newscast will president obama's trip to israel and while speaking with reporter addressed reports of chemical weapons being used in syria's civil war. more from alex marquart. >> chaos in the hospital. men women and children on respirators as family members wailed. in this brutal war, this appears tomatoes have bee to h. a rocket slammed into a neighborhood in alepo held by the syrian army. >> i felt my chest close. i couldn't breathe or speak this little girl cried. i lost my mother, father and brother. the syrian regime accused the rebels of launching the rock o coat and called for an international investigation. the rebels blame the regime. israel said today there is no doubt chemical weapons were used in the attack but president obama tonight wasn't so quick to agree. >> we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. >> reporter: it does not appear that the chemical in question was one of those most fear ared in the arsenal. mustard gas or the deadly nerve agent viex and sarin. president obama did say he was deeply
equipment, during the human rights crisis. inlight of russia's policy syria, i believe the obama administration's string of concessions to moscow must stop. i wanted to hear your thoughts on the rebels, and what will we do with countries that are helping syria? >> with respect to the rebels and who they are, i divide them into two categories. oppositionlitical and military opposition. both are not entirely unified, although, on the political side, the coalition that shows the prime minister yesterday, they are more and more unified. they have representatives from inside and outside the country. on the armed opposition side, they have established a supreme military command headed by a man whom i have met several times. he has said to us and others that he will respect a political deal worked out by the political opposition. he does not perceive that the threat -- the free syrian army should have a political role in the future of syria. to be very frank, that is one of the reasons we decided to provide direct food and medical assistance to his command to help him within the context
starts now.president obama is in the middle east. tackling issues ranging from iranian nukes, to syria's (arrival music) iran's nuclear threats. syria's chemical weapons the stalled israeli=palestinian peace process. grant lodes is here to show us what's happened so far. >> well if the goal was to win over skeptical israelis, he is off to a good start. what the country's oldest newspaper calls the president's "all=out, guns blazing, no=holds barred charm offensive" began as soon as the dooropened on air force one. >> how are you. >> good to see you >> thank you so much. >> reporter: a live lapel mike allowed the world to listen in as the president joked with israel's prime minister. >> obama: "it was good. it was good." >> netanyahu: "get to rest for these next two days." >> obama: ".get away from congress." netanyahu: the president's first official word on israeli soil: peace as defined by israel means a willingness to go to war to keep iran from developing nuclear weapons. >> "in order to stop iran's program peacefully diplomacy must be augment by clear threat of military action." >>
on president obama's trip to the region live from jerusalem. >>> the united nations is going to launch an investigation into whether chemical weapons were indeed used in syria. both the syrian regime and the opposition asked the u.n. to look into the claim. >> the demand came after both sides accused each other of firing chemical weapons on tuesday. opposition groups insist rebels don't have access to such material. >> and u.s. officials saying they welcome the move. >>> first up, north korea's new and threatening message. pyongyang warning today it has the capability to strike u.s. bases in guam and japan. >> matthew chance joining us now from seoul, south korea. matthew, is this north korea's typical bluster or something more ominous here? >> it's really difficult to say, fredricka, because it's such an unpredictable regime. but what we do know is these threats are being made all the time now. there's a lot of tension that's been growing on the korean peninsula, tension that is being fueled by the statement that are increasingly coming out of pyongyang. barely a day can pass it seems
potentially at even more horrific scenes we already seen in syria and the international community have to act on that additional information. >> president obama and prime minister netanyahu appear to be getting along as well as they ever have. their position on iran seems to be aligning more than in the past. they agree iran is a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> i am absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent iran from getting illegal will nuclear weapons. >> there's not a lot of daylight between our country's assessments in terms of where iran is right now. >> the president has a lot of meetings. he will be the guest of honor at an official dinner. >> peter doocy in washington. thank you so much, peter. >> it is time for your 5@5:30. top five stories making news at this hour outrage this morning that a suspected member of al qaeda plot to do kill american troops was secretly being prosecut prosecuted. adam haroon has been charged in civilian court noting to kill u.s. diplomats in nigeria. he was extradited here last year. leaders are live individual the oba
room." >>> jake, thanks very much. happening now, breaking news. were chemical weapons used in syria in recent days? the first u.s. assessment is just in. our pentagon correspondent barbara starr, right in the middle of president obama's visit to israel iran's supreme leader makes a chilling new threat. and did the u.s. secret service accidently fire a shotgun near iran's president when he was in new york? and why did iran keep it quiet all these years? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. >>> let's begin with the breaking news. the stakes couldn't be higher. president obama has warned use of chemical weapons by syria would be a game changer, his words. the u.s. has been investigating words of chemical attacks. now the first assessment shows that chemical weapons were apparently not used. let's go straight to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. what's the latest? what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, i've been talking to officials all day and they tell me the initial preliminary intelligence assessment is this. chemical weapons were not used. a chemical substance
question. let's look ahead to tomorrow when the president will be traveling to jordan. president obama has been very care wfl the u.s. involvement in syria but jordan is of course the country dealing with the syrian refugee crisis. more than 450,000 syrians have fled to jordan so far. what do you expect to come out of tomorrow's meeting with king abdullah? >> well, king abdullah is a key player in the middle east. jordan has always been helpful to middle east peace process. i think again, a reinforcement of an already strong relationship, countries like jordan help with the syrian issue on refugees. you have to keep jordan involved because they can be very constructive. again, their relationship is good. but being in the region, not going to jordan, especially with the syrian situation exploding, is not a good sign. so the president has covered his bases. he's been to the palestinian authority. a very strong trip and israel's symbolism, personal connection with bibi, laying out new policy. and then with the king of jordan, going more into regional issues like syria and iran makes a lot of
. president obama meeting today with israeli prime minister netanyahu repeating his warning that syria would be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons, quote, or their transfer to terrorists. the stakes obviously cannot be higher for making the right call. joining us tonight is chief national correspondent john king who is traveling with president obama in israel. also fran townsend, former homeland security adviser in the bush 43 administration, cre currently on the advisory committee and former cia officer, bob bear. this video we just showed from the assad regime, shown on syrian state television. want to show it again. it's supposedly a victim suffering from a chemical weapons attack. no one shows any physical signs of injury, no con vumgss, no vomiting. three experts say that judging from what they see here, this doesn't seem like a chemical weapons attack. knowing what you know about these type of agents and their effect on humans, do you agree? >> you know, it's difficult to tell without examining the patients. and you need sophisticated equipment to do that. a lot of the sy
still, but there were options on the table. barack obama said in a recent interview that they would have time for that. >> what about the middle east peace process? is it on hold with the focus instead very much on iran and syria? >> one of the main topics of the press conference was a wrong, and it to yahoo made an interesting statement -- and netanyahu made an interesting statement about israel having the right to defend itself. barack obama says he is going tomorrow to talk with president abbas and that they were looking for steps to possibly get this peace process back on track. >> thank you so very much. government leaders in cyprus are in crisis talks as they scramble to hammer out a plan be to save the island nation from bankruptcy. in an earlier setback, the finance minister failed to reach progress after two rounds of talks in moscow and assistance from russia. >> the cabinet is also looking at ways to prevent iran on the banks and limit capital from the country following a failed bid to lead the private accounts. banks will remain closed on thursday and friday. we will be heari
then held a joint press conference where the three major topics werecy conflict in syria iran's pursuit of nuclear weapon and restarting the floundering israeli-palestinian peace process. today both obama and netanyahu expressed agreement with the about the need of new efforts on the two-state solution. >> so let me be clear. israel remains fully committed to peace and to the solution of two states for two people. >> an central element of lasting peace must be a strong and secure jewish state where israel's security concerns are met, along side a sovereign and independent palestinian state. >> john: which a now has been america's stated view for almost 20 years. joining us now to discuss day one of beam's israeli trip is comedian writer maysoon zayid and chief in the forward jane eisner. thankthank you fordowning us tonight. i was inspired by this. any time we get to talk about peace and the end of destructive conflict is good news to me. it almost goes without saying that the presidential visit is more symbolic symbolic than productive. >> i think there is a lot to be said about the mo
's arsenal. mustard gas or the deadly nerve agent, vx, and sarin. president obama said he was deeply skeptical that it was the rebels who carried out this attack. despite fears of chemical weapons being used in syria, the president said chemical weapons or not, the united states would not take military action in syria by itself. >> thank you, alex. >>> now we return back home to a new number confirming a worry in american families. tonight, one in 50 schoolchildren in america has a form of autism. the government survey is much higher than the previous estimate, 1 in 88. so what is happening? and also tonight, another small part of the puzzle. does it have anything to do with parents and grandfathers? abc's chief medical editor, dr. richard besser, on the clues. >> reporter: and now another clue into a possible cause of autism -- grandfather's age. researchers in sweden have found that the older a grandfather was when he had children, the more likely those children would be to have children with autism. for fathers the risk went up 1.8 times. for mothers, the risk went up 1.7 times. i
. and syria, including worries about the use of chemical weapons, you bet that would be a fkter as well. >> we're looking at live pictures of president obama and mahmoud abbas. we saw the president shaking hands and reviewing the palestinian troops. >> similarities from yesterday, this is a red carpet reception, pomp and circumstance as well but protest that is will be greeting him as he lands there and goes through the region. >> jessica yellin is in ramallah, covering this trip. you've been talking to the white house for days now about this what is it that the white house wants to achieve with president ab abbas today? >> reporter: hi, john. hi, zoraida. they're hopeful that the president can begin to lay some kind of groundwork to help jump-start or restart the stalled move toward some kind of negotiations. they're not in any way, in the mind-set that this is actually going to lead to some peace deal that is any peace accords right now. they know that this isn't the beginning, but they do think that secretary kerry is coming back here at the end of the week to try to lay the groundwork with
around, don't go anywhere. meantime let's turn to the middle east. president obama is in israel. while reaffirming the united states commitment to the jewish state he is not confirmed reports of a kept call weapons attack in -- chemical weapons attack in syria. one of the reasons we send millions of aid to countries in the region to protect our access to oil. but now domestic production is higher than ever so should our investment in the region be changing? let's talk about that. united nations ambassador and fox news contributor, john bolton. start with israel. the trip there, how significant was that, what do you think the president achieved and what does it mine? >> i think he achieved his main objective and got off the plane and put his arm around bebe netanyahu. he can check the box. he has been to israels president. he got a great photo-op and will get a few more during his trip. this is trip where the symbolism and politics is very different from e private conversations. i think obama bringstwo very tough, unpalatable messages to e israelis. number one, don't even think about us
likely they're members of some of she islamic extremist groups who are fighting in syria. that, of course, is of great concern to israel when it's so close to their territory. >> shepard: jonathan hunt, thank you very much. put yourself in their shoes. those words from president obama to the israelis, talking about the treatment of palestinians who live in the west bank. on day two of the president's first trip to israel as president. he said that nation needs to make peas with the palestinians in order to ensure israel's survival and called for a two-state solution, one that gives the palestinians a land of their own. the president's comments come after he met with the palestinian leader, abass. he said israel has true partners in the leaders of the palestinian authority, but in a graphic reminder, the palestinian soldiered fired rockets on a city just hours before the president's visit to the west bank. >> children the same age is a my own daughters, who went to bed at night >> sat down with the israeli pratt and the talked of possible war with iran. >> that's right. perez was saying --
, the major developments of the day: president obama encouraged palestinians and israelis not to give up on peace. the u.n. agreed to launch an investigation into the possible use of chemical weapons in syria. and the u.s. house voted to approve legislation to avert a government shutdown. >> brown: online, how can the u.s. avoid the scary economic scenario unfolding in cyprus? kwame holman has details. >> holman: boston university economist larry kotlikoff explains the connection between the banking crisis in cyprus and a doomed general motors car of the 1960s. that's on paul solman's "making sense" page. and judy woodruff's notebook looks at the challenge for the obama administration to bridge the understanding gap on what americans actually know about the affordable care act. all that and more is on our website newshour.pbs.org. hari? >> sreenivasan: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. tomorrow night, part three of our series about how high speed broadband connections are changing our communities. i'm hari sreenivasan. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. we'll see you online and again
that there are underneath all of this very significant issues. syria, iran, and other issues in the region to manage. >> richard wolf, for a president not running again, what are the politics of this visit for president obama? >> well, i don't know that it is a political calculation for domestic american politics. there are obviously a whole series of challenges in the region that he has to deal with. in particular, how do you balance out responding to the situation in syria that's terrible, awful humanitarian crisis there, and the strategic difficulties of trying to deal with iran and hold or build a coalition to deal with that. i think it is international politics, not american. >> thank you both for joining me tonight. >>> coming up, ten years after the start of the iraq war let's remember the wise people who were right about how wrong it was for us to invade iraq. >>> in the "rewrite," a 12-year-old boy's letter to the chief justice of the united states supreme court asking his two fathers be allowed to marry. >>> later, the nra continues to support a man's right to carry a gun even after threat
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